Continuing on in the trilogy Mockingjay skips no time in where Catching Fire leaves you. With the previous arena destroyed Katniss find herself rescued by the rebels. The book explores more into District Thirteen, the destruction of District twelve and the rebellion itself. Gale becomes a more central character in the book. Katniss’s relationship with Gale is also further explored as through the past two books they have both gone through some very big changes.
Katniss really has started accepting and further understanding her role as a leader or symbol for the rebellion. Her struggles with role are take from a good perspective considering the young age of the character. Additionally a brainwashed Peeta gives a completely different spin on the way you think things are going. Which brings me to honestly, my only ‘problem’ with this part in the trilogy, at times it appears as though too much is going on, with a lot of little side stories trying to mix with each other, at times it doesn’t always come off entirely organic.
This book takes a transition outside of certain realms within the last two books. The futuristic aspects are more noticeable. The use of media to promote the rebellion and the war doesn’t lack at all and really helps drive home the importance in this era on the televised reality aspect even further. With no ‘Hunger Games’ in this book, the action is reserved for more of a war-time type of action.
Once again the detail doesn’t lack within the story. I personally enjoy the way Suzanne Collins really paints a clear picture of the capital, it doesn’t make it hard at all to imagine the rubble, the explosions, it all reads very vividly.
While there has been some mixed reviews regarding the ending, I enjoyed it. Personally, I don’t what else some people wanted. I felt a great deal of closure and reality was provided to the ending, but the best way to find out is to read it for yourself!